The Federal Ministry of Humanitarian Affairs, Disaster Management and Social Development, through the Minister Sadiya Umar Faroug stated on Monday November 30, 2020 that the President of the Federal Republic of Nigeria, President Muhammadu Buhari has approved the raising of the number of N-power batch C beneficiaries to be recruited from 500,000 as initially publicized before the registration process to One Million.
This was disclosed during the Ministerial Briefing to acquaint the General Public on activities and achievements of the Ministry since its creation on Aug 21, 2019 in the Federal Capital Territory, Abuja by the Minister herself. N-Power to Enroll One Million Volunteers for Batch C.
The Minister also Unveiled the NEXIT portal for the Exited Npower Volunteers to access CBN Empowerment options at the event.
Upgrade of Beneficiaries of the National Social Investment Programmes
According to her, President Muhammadu Buhari raised the number of the beneficiaries of the programs, which include the Home-Grown School Feeding Programme (HGSFP), NPower, Conditional Cash Transfer (CCT) and Government Enterprise and Empowerment Programme (GEEP), to accommodate more beneficiaries this is to double the scope of the National Social Investment Programmes by the current administration.
The Minister Sadiya Umar Faroug also stated that “As of June 2020, 4.41% of the total number of individuals captured in the National Social Register are recognized as Persons with Special Needs.
“This comes to a total of six hundred and eighty-five thousand and ninety (685,090) Persons with Special Needs in the National Social Register.”
“About 3.7 million households comprising more than 15.5 million individuals have been captured on the National Social Register. “Of that number, over 2.8 million of the households which comprise 13.5 million Individuals are eligible for Conditional Cash grants/loans.
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